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Music to One’s Ears

March 16, 2018 | Patricia Wuest

For many of us, we already know that music adds to our life — who hasn’t belted out a favorite song in the car and felt instantly happy? OK, maybe not everyone. But for most of us, music brings us joy.  As Plato wrote: “It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight […]


Hit the Books

March 1, 2018 | Patricia Wuest

One of the many positive benefits of having an empty nest and/or being retired is gaining time to do the things you never seemed to have time for when you were raising a family and/or working full-time. If you love reading, you may have found that you never seemed to fit into your busy schedule […]


The 5 Best Places to Visit in February

February 15, 2018 | Patricia Wuest

1) Maui, Hawaii North Pacific humpback whales are in the Hawaiian Islands this time of year to mate and calve, and the majority of them winter in Maui, the Valley Isle. Though it can be a bit rainy this time of year, it’s the perfect time to plan a bucket-list whale-watching trip. Temperatures range from […]


Show a Little Love on Valentine’s Day

February 1, 2018 | Patricia Wuest

Valentine’s Day does not have to be a strictly couples, romantic flowers and dinner affair. It can also be a day spent with family and friends. We’ve got two suggestions for you to plan with family and friends — a DIY project to do with grandchildren and a casual party idea for the adults in […]


Choosing the Perfect Senior Adult Community for You

January 15, 2018 | Patricia Wuest

Are you considering a senior adult community, even though you’re not yet retired? The terms “senior” or “retirement” can be misleading. Often, as in the case of Lake Gibson Village, residents may not actually be retired. Many of these communities provide a variety of housing options catering to adult residents, allowing you to choose from […]


New Year’s Resolution: Walk Off 10 Pounds in 30 Days

January 2, 2018 | Patricia Wuest

When you want to lose weight, walking might not come to mind. But it can be an effective exercise, especially combined with healthy eating.  Every step you take burns calories, but if your daily strolls haven’t helped you lose weight, you may need to increase your speed. Sometimes, it’s nice to slow down and smell […]


Home Sweet Community

December 15, 2017 | Laura Tenpenny

How do you know whether you can afford to move into a senior living community? For some senior adults, the decision can be complicated. You have to balance the rising costs of staying home against the monthly fees in the senior living community.  But for many senior adults, the positive benefits of living in a […]


Spread the Cheer

December 1, 2017 | Patricia Wuest

The holiday season — whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa — is for spending time with family and friends and sharing what is beautiful, meaningful, and joyful. This year, why not also make it a time for spreading some holiday cheer for others in need?  Some will be celebrating the holidays for the first […]


Get Your Flu Shot

November 15, 2017 | Patricia Wuest

In the United States, flu season occurs in the fall and winter, with the peak occurring from late November through March. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that people 65 years and older are at greater risk of serious complications from the flu compared with young, healthy adults because human immune defenses become […]


Let Us Give Thanks

November 6, 2017 | Patricia Wuest

How can you host a Thanksgiving dinner without fuss, stress and disasters? First, remember that while the day centers around the shared meal with family and friends, the holiday should be about spending time with your family and friends and giving thanks for what you are grateful for in your life. No one will notice […]